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Leadership Smackdown: Queen Elizabeth Vs. Donald Trump


There have been reports from the United Kingdom that had Royal insiders telling The Royal UK that Queen Elizabeth, in responding to rumors that she might resign as the ruling monarch in favor of her son, Prince Charles. She said it is “duty first, nation first, I’m going to be there”.

If Queen Elizabeth was to resign, it would be hard to argue with her decision. She is the longest tenured head of state in the entire world. She has served her nation since 1952.

While on the other side of the Atlantic, the United States of America has had Donald Trump as its head of the state for almost seven whole months now. This idea that Mr. Trump would ever say the words that the Queen did, well, is crazy.


After all, this is a man who refused to divest himself of his private business interests. He also refused to release his tax returns. It’s almost impossible to imagine Queen Elizabeth getting heated up with Vladimir Putin in direct conflict with her nation’s needs or to entertain the notion that she would insult her country’s NATO allies.
Over these years of her reign and even now, Queen Elizabeth has had her fair share of challenges. Virtually all of which she handled with grace and dignity. 

Also Read: Prince Charles’ relationship with son “Strained” by Queen’s decision to make Prince William King.

All of this leads us to think that if Donald was to paraphrase Queen Elizabeth’s selfless commitment to her country, he would be saying: “me first, me first, I’m going to be there for myself”.


Queen Elizabeth gave us the first glimpse of her true and great leadership on her twenty-first birthday before she ascended the throne and became head of state.

“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong, but I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in with me”.

Also Read: Royal Announcement: Queen Elizabeth declares Prince William and Kate Middleton as the future King and Queen Consort.

There is no doubt that real leadership is indeed a devotion to the service of others. It only happens when the leader inspires others to join in with him or her. Not to draw too fine a point, but Queen Elizabeth is indeed a real deal in an effective leadership.